8.26.10 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball opens 2010 season at Seaside Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 HAAC Player of the Year Brooke Pryor, and 2009 HAAC Libero of the Year Brooke Allen will be looked upon to lead the Baker volleyball team into their 2010 debut this weekend at the Seaside Invitational in Point Loma, Calif., this weekend, Aug. 27-28.
The Wildcats, who welcome back eight letter winners and five starters, open the tournament versus No. 3 California Baptist University, which went 29-6 overall last season, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST. Friday evening the Wildcats will take on host No. 14 Point Loma Nazarene at 8:00 p.m. PST before closing out Saturday against San Diego Christian University at 11:00 a.m. PST and No. 2 Concordia University (Calif.) at 3:00 p.m. PST.
Allen's 6.8 digs per set in 2009 ranked third nationally, while Pryor's 4.2 kills per set ranked 11th.
"This will be the most talented and deepest team in my 13 years at Baker," said Allen, who has compiled a 263-150 record leading the Wildcats. "We also have a lot of size and game smarts." Two transfers from Johnson County Community College will provide more depth for the Wildcats. Sydney Pemberton is a 6-3 right-side hitter and Bobbi Pearce is a defensive specialist. Savannah Smith, a transfer from Harding University, provides more depth at outsider hitter after sitting out last fall.
Live stats and video will be provided throughout the tournament courtesy of Point Loma Nazarene University. Links to the stats and video can be viewed on our schedule page.